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Master of Science (MS)


Family Consumer Human Development


Jane McCullough


The purpose of t his study wa s to analyze 149 Utah L.D .S. husband/ fathel's ' tirhe spent in various activities by their level of religious activity, and to re late their organization participation tirre to theil' household work time. Data for this study came f rom the Utah port ion of t he "I nterstate Comparison of Urban /Ru l'a1 Families' Time Use" This study used a sub-sample of the ori ginal Utah samp le. Data used were co llected through church affiliat i on and ac tivity questionnaires and t ime diaries . Level of re l i gious act ivity in the L.D.S. Church was considered along with husbands' ti me allocated to organization participation, social and recreational act ivi t ie s , and hous ehold work. Household work t as ks included food preparation, di shwashing, housecleanin g , maintenance of horne, yard, car and pet.s , physical care of hous ehold nEmbers , and non - physica"1 ca re of household rnembers . Statistical tests used were analysis of variance, corre l at ion and mul t i ple regress i on analysis. Findings revealed that level of religious activity did not significantly affect the ti me respondents allocated to either household vlork or to social and recredtional act ivitie s. It did significant ly affect their organization participationt i nE . The more act i ve respondents were in the L. D.S. Church, the more time they allocated to organization participation. Organization participation time significantly affected the time respondents allocated to maintenance of home, yard, car and pets, and to all household work . As organization participation time decreased, time in these t'·1Q at·eas significantly increase ci. Variations in husbands ' household work time vlere not significantly explained by any of the following variables : age of younger c hi ld, level of religious activity , hours of wife's paid employment , hours of husband's paid employment, husband's social and recreational time , husband's organization participation time, annual household income , rural or urban residence , or whether husband ' s house hold task performance time was measured on a weekend day or a weekday.